Wisconsin 68, Indiana 56

Saturday, March 16, 2013 1:40 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - Bo Boroski, Mike Sanzere, Terry Wymer
Attendance - 21824

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Wisconsin 34 34 68
Indiana 31 25 56

Recap


No. 23 Wisconsin 68, No. 3 Indiana 56:
Ryan Evans had 16 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots as the Badgers beat the Hoosiers for the 12th consecutive time to advance to Sunday’s Big Ten championship game in Chicago.

Ben Brust scored 12 points and Jared Berggren and Sam Dekker tallied 11 apiece for fourth-seeded Wisconsin (23-10). The Badgers will meet Ohio State in the title game.

Christian Watford scored 14 points, Cody Zeller added 13 points and 11 rebounds and Victor Oladipo had 10 points for top-seeded Indiana (27-6), which has never won the Big Ten tournament.

The contest was tied at 43 when Dekker scored seven consecutive points to push Wisconsin ahead to stay. Watford’s basket with 3:42 left pulled Indiana within five before the Hoosiers went more than three minutes without scoring and the Badgers increased the lead to 65-53 on two free throws by Mike Bruesewitz with 38 seconds remaining.

Indiana led 22-16 with less than seven minutes left in the first half before Wisconsin rattled off 10 straight points as part of an 18-4 burst to take an eight-point lead. The Badgers led 34-31 at the break and scored the first six points of the second half before Indiana went on a 10-0 run to take a 41-40 edge with 13:27 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Badgers blocked 10 shots with Evans and Berggren (three) combining for seven. … Wisconsin shot 51 percent and held the Hoosiers to 38.2. … Indiana hasn’t defeated Wisconsin since Jan. 31, 2007.

Wisconsin Badgers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ryan Evans 33:00 7-12 0-1 2-4 4 4 8 4 2 1 4 4 16
Jared Berggren 25:00 4-4 1-1 2-2 1 4 5 0 2 1 0 3 11
Traevon Jackson 31:00 2-6 0-0 3-5 0 3 3 4 3 1 3 0 7
Mike Bruesewitz 27:00 1-2 1-2 2-2 0 3 3 2 2 2 3 1 5
Ben Brust 39:00 4-10 2-5 2-4 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 0 12
Frank Kaminsky 15:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 3 0 3 3 1 2 0 2 0
George Marshall 10:00 2-6 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 6
Sam Dekker 20:00 5-8 1-3 0-1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 11
TOTAL 200 25-49 7-18 11-18 9 20 29 15 13 9 15 10 68
  51.0% 38.9% 61.1% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 15

Indiana Hoosiers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Christian Watford 32:00 5-9 2-4 2-3 0 3 3 0 5 2 3 0 14
Victor Oladipo 34:00 4-12 1-3 1-2 5 2 7 3 3 4 4 1 10
Cody Zeller 31:00 4-10 0-0 5-7 4 7 11 0 4 1 2 0 13
Kevin Ferrell 30:00 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 6
Jordan Hulls 26:00 2-9 1-7 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 1 5
Will Sheehey 23:00 1-7 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 1 0 0 2
Remy Abell 15:00 2-2 1-1 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 6
Maurice Creek 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Hollowell 5:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-55 5-17 9-14 10 17 27 10 21 9 13 2 56
  38.2% 29.4% 64.3% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13